Hearts and Minds

| October 20, 2020

“Why do NFL players wear criminal’s names on their helmets when they are already on their jerseys?” -Anon

In an effort to further alienate conservative NFL fans, Fox Sports luminaries Troy Aikman and Joe Buck opine on the display of military aircraft overflights of stadiums on game day. The fact that showing the flag in this manner is a tried-and-true display of pro-American military public relations, and is budgeted, is lost on these two experts. Like most conservative NFL fans.

Our own HMCS(FMF) ret sends.

Troy Aikman, Joe Buck mock NFL military flyover in hot-mic moment

By Victor Morton

Fox Sports’ top NFL broadcast team mocked military flyovers before Sunday’s featured game, calling them a wasteful exercise that Democrats wouldn’t do.

In hot-mic footage released by Defector Media — the offshoot of the defunct Deadspin — Joe Buck and Troy Aikman ridicule the practice of having the Pentagon’s jets fly over NFL stadiums before kickoffs.

“That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover,” Mr. Aikman said.

Mr. Buck responded: “That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work!”

Mr. Aikman then implied that the spectacle of military flyovers is a Republican practice, while getting wrong the order of the Democratic presidential ticket.

“That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket. I’ll tell you that right now, partner,” he told Mr. Buck.

The exchange took place before Sunday’s broadcast of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers — a heavily promoted matchup of Hall-of-Fame-bound quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

The two men seem unaware that the microphone is on.

The two men also seem unaware of sport’s ratings being in the tank as viewers stay away in droves. I stream MotoGP for my sports fix, as most Professional American Ball Sports are dead to me.

Read the rest of the article here: The Washington Times

Thanks, Senior Chief.

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    I quit watching NFL a while back, before this crankpot stuff started. I used to like fussbalspielen, but not no mo’. Not worth the bother. I have more fun watching cream curdle into butter.

    Since these two geniuses are so anti-everything decent, okay, then let’s save a few bucks and not do any more flyovers until they grow up.

  2. Devtun says:

    Well at least they weren’t caught beating their meat like New Yorker writer & CNN pundit Jeffrey Toobin (allegedly). He thought the camera wasn’t rolling during a Zoom work meeting when he unzipped.

  3. David says:

    Usedta think Aikman had his head on semi straight; apparently not. Bucks… well, Jack was a great announcer. Joe is typical next-generation, far short of his father. Nomatter to me, I don’t wear Nike, vote Dem, or watch the NFL.

    • Green Thumb says:

      Yeah. Thhis sad.

      I always thought they did a pretty good job.

      Oh well. Yet another example of bullshit, performativity and fakery.

      Seems like Joe Buck did a few “pro-America” commercials back in the day. I know he did beer commercials as well.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Get “woke,” go broke.

    Stop listening to the progressive “business ‘thought leader'” hokum that leftist BS is somehow profitable, NFL. Those “semi-peaceful” rioters don’t buy anything and the folk who do get pissed-off at it.

  5. gitarcarver says:

    Sorry, but this seems faked.

    “Welcome to Big Noon Saturday?”

    For a Sunday NFL game?

    The pitch of “Buck’s” voice is too low, and the pronunciation of “partner” by “Aikman” is off as well.

    The author is a well known progressive who has been caught in many lies before. This seems to me to be another one.

  6. The Other Whitey says:

    So they think the fly-by is ridiculous, eh? Is it as ridiculous as a bunch of grown men getting paid obscene amounts of money to play a game? Is it as ridiculous as two has-beens getting paid obscene amounts of money to describe what happens in that game to people watching it live, and thus don’t exactly need the obvious stated for them? Is it as ridiculous as pencil-whipping some kid who hasn’t learned to read through a major university because he happens to be good at a game? Is it as ridiculous as letting some shitbag off with a wrist-slap for rape, aggravated assault, DUI, or a long list of other felonies because he happens to be one of those grown men who get paid to play a game?

    Fuck these guys and fuck the National Felons’ League.

  7. penguinman000 says:

    An employee of a media company and an employee of a major league sport have left leaning political beliefs and are tone deaf to a large segment of their market. Color me shocked.

    Am I the only one who would like to see the dog and pony shows at professional sporting events end?

    It is a waste of money. The NFL isn’t paying for these evolutions, taxpayers are. The DoD pays millions for this silliness.

    The majority of the players, owners, and employees are, at best, ambivalent about this great nation. I certainly don’t like my tax dollars going to orgs like the NFL, NBA or MLB.

    And I highly doubt that advertising does much of anything for recruiting.

    Take those resources and focus on, oh I don’t know, war fighting sh*t. Let the organizations that rake in millions/billions and get huge tax payer subsidies already, pay for their own dog and pony shows.

  8. Forrest Bondurant says:

    “Why do NFL players wear criminal’s names on their helmets when they are already on their jerseys?” -Anon

    Criminals celebrating criminals…

    And Joe Buck and Troy Aikman can go f_ck themselves!

  9. 5th/77th FA says:

    I think the last time that I actually watch at a National Felons League/No Fans Left Football game was when the Atlanta Felons snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against the New England Pussyiots. And that was only because I wanted to see them let us all down just one more time. And I had watched very damn little before then. It all had become a waste of time for me. And Imma getting a bit disgusted at College Ball too. The games I would like to see are on a pay/cable channel (ESPN/CBSS/SS/SEC NET ect). Whoever pays the school the most money, gets to broadcast the game. I could care less that my local broadcasters are putting on a game from BFE Wherever U against We’re Not Rated Tech.

    On the subject of actually doing the flyovers for training and/or propaganda purposes? Well, what ever. Don’t make much sense to do it over an empty stadium, but hey, it’s not an empty stadium, it’s a dam on the Yangtze River. Or a Taliban safe house in A’stan. Or DNC Hqs.

  10. QMC says:

    I think it’s been great. Over the past year I’ve spent so much more time with my family, got a lot of house work done that I’d put off for so long, and really go back into my workout routine.

    Thanks NBA and NFL for making helping me make the decision to free up so much more time in my life.

  11. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if they (NFL)have removed Althea Bernstein’s name from those “eligible” to be on a jersey?

  12. ninja says:

    Did someone say “Hot Mic”?


    “NC Governor Caught On Hot Mic Telling Biden They’ll Drag Cal Cunningham ‘Across The Line’ After Scandal”


    “North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appeared to call Senate candidate Cal Cunningham’s scandal “frustrating,” but predicted his campaign would “get across the line” during a conversation with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that was caught on a hot mic on Monday.”

    “Thanks for coming out, you didn’t have to do this,” Biden told Cooper, a Democrat.”

    “No, I wanted to, I wanted to express my strong support for you, and I think we’re all going to get across the line,” Cooper said. “I think Cal’s going to get across the line, too.”

    “I know that’s frustrating, but we’ll get it across,” Cooper added.”

    “Biden campaigned in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday.”

    “News of Cunningham’s inappropriate behavior emerged in early October, when conservative website National File published texts between Cunningham and California woman Arlene Guzman Todd that were sexual in nature. His campaign confirmed the texts earlier this month.”

    “Since then, Cunningham’s campaign has tried to push past the controversy and paint the Democrat, a married father of two, as the only candidate who will protect North Carolinians’ health care.”

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      “Jody” Cunningham.

      Nuff said.

    • Mason says:

      Hot mic moment this week from California’s senior senator (the one who employed a Chinese spy for many years).


      ACB’s been against abortion “a long time” and it “comes with her religion.”

      So the distinguished lady from California doesn’t believe in the First Amendment. Still. Maybe if she got called out for her bigotry at ACB’s previous hearing she’d have learned that religious tests are illegal.

  13. NHSparky says:

    Did these two assclowns not see where NBA Finals ratings were down 70 PERCENT, due in no small part to their “woke” bullshit?

    So done with all of them. Faquheem.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Fa’ khemall, I’m done with the National Felon League and at the same time, the NBA has announced that they’re not going to politicize next year’s games AFTER taking a big fat hit in the ratings and their pocketbook!

  14. Max says:

    hooray for aikman and buck! Husband was not watching much football already & now he is really mad & sworn off for good!

  15. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    A while back, some overpaid sportsball person said he wasn’t a role model.

    Wrong path, dumb-ass.

    Be jerks, elsewhere. I need not spend my money on jerks.

    How is that working out for y’all? Fans pay salaries, so the next two years will be brutal for y’all.

    (Tiny violin playing)

    • gitarcarver says:

      That would be Charles Barkley that made that statement.

      It was part of a Nike commercial. The voice over from Barkley was:

      “I am not a role model. I’m not paid to be a role model. I’m paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”

      In a way, Barkley has a point. He shouldn’t be raising people’s kids. However, he certainly did not understand that “role model” extends more to life on a basketball court. It is how you conduct yourself off the court that matters too.

      The NBA refused to allow any NBA logos or merchandise in the commercial.

  16. JarHead Pat says:

    It kinda sounds faked,im not sure, but whatever way more things to worry about then the nfl..

  17. ninja says:

    AW1Ed got the ninja family on this one…we are laughing so hard!!!

    Play Ball!

    Just wait until KoB shows up…



  18. ninja says:

    Geez…talk about Doofus’s..

    Check this out!

    “Biden Campaign Faces Backlash For TV Ad Depicting Michigan Tech CEO As Struggling Bar Owner
    The Blind Pig Co-Owner Blamed President Trump, Not Democratic Gov. Whitmer, For His Bar’s Economic Downturn”


    Here is the actual Ad…and guess what…

    The comments HAVE BEEN TURNED OFF!

    What a Bunch of Losers!

    • Mason says:

      More lies from Hidin’ Biden. His town hall last week, where he wasn’t challenged on the biggest news of the week (he and his son’s corruption), was being asked questions by “undecided” voters that included a man who worked for the Obama-Biden admin for several years.

      At the same town hall he spewed lie after lie about Trump. Do you suppose former Clinton Press Secretary Stephanopoulos (a totally impartial “journalist”) called him out on any of these lies? Naw, only softballs for the mental midget.

    • Cameron says:

      Comments are turned off. No surprise there. Probably not a lot of positive feedback. The likes to dislikes ratio is possibly artificially inflated as well. No points in guessing as to why.

      • ninja says:



        • Cameron says:

          Saw that on the Western Journal. Apparently, Joe Malcoun received his wealth through his wife’s inheritance from her grandfather. And this is what he had to say about white men since he also supports Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

          “White men with fragile egos will always be intimidated by smart powerful woman. And they should be,”

          Pretty rich coming from a guy who got much of his dough from his wife’s inheritance courtesy to her grandfather who obviously was very frugal and smart with his money never mind the fact that the grandfather was likely a white man (and a rich old white man at that). He even refers to receiving the inheritance as winning the lottery. All this while many other businesses in Michigan are suffering (God knows how many have closed or have gotten up and left the state) thanks to Witless’s draconian lockdown orders yet Joe Malcoun here can live like a king without a worry in the world about being negatively affected because he has money (his wife’s inheritance that is).

    • Anonymous says:

      Vote like you whole world depended on it, because it does this time.

  19. Skippy says:

    The NFL is dead RIP
    And Trump is out come November 3rd
    Thanks to the Barr and the DOJ and suprisingly
    The Tech companies have proven to be more effective then I would have ever thought
    The moral of the story is. Drain the swamp
    When you say your going to drain it
    To anyone on here that says I’m to much
    Of a law and order person or let the voters
    Decide it, I say the Democrats have and will never
    Have a issue sticking up the Republicans Ass
    Wait and see what’s coming after Biden
    Wins on November 3rd or 4th this election

    BHWHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!